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New business support grants revealed by government

New business support grants revealed by government

by Tom Martin (January 2021)

Businesses in Sefton and West Lancashire will be able to apply for new grants to help them during the latest lockdown.


It was announced this morning that firms in retail, hospitality and leisure will receive new grants to help them keep afloat until spring.


Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed that the grants will be worth up to £9,000 per property and the money will be made available by local authorities.


This new support package is in addition to business rates relief and the furlough scheme which has been extended until the end of April.


Mr Sunak said: "This will help businesses to get through the months ahead - and crucially it will help sustain jobs, so workers can be ready to return when they are able to reopen."


All non-essential shops, leisure and entertainment venues are now closed with pubs and restaurants allowed to offer takeaway food only.


Indoor and outdoor sport is also cancelled except for elite competitions

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